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Historic images of baseball in Australia. From the collections of the State Library of New South Wales.
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Visiting American newsboys demonstrate baseball during a visit to Sydney, 1961. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=146605

Visiting American newsboys demonstrate baseball during a visit to Sydney, 1961. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=146605

A studio group photo of nine women's baseball players with their trophies and gear. Taken by Sam Hood in the 1930's. From the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=8748

A studio group photo of nine women's baseball players with their trophies and gear. Taken by Sam Hood in the 1930's. From the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=8748

Photograph of the Women's interstate baseball teams at the University of Sydney Hockey Field in  about 1932. Part of Sam Hood's news photo series. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=9733

Photograph of the Women's interstate baseball teams at the University of Sydney Hockey Field in about 1932. Part of Sam Hood's news photo series. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=9733

Batswowan gets a homer! Taken from Sam Hood's news photo series, 'Women's interstate baseball played on the University of Sydney's Hockey Field', in about 1932. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=9719

Batswowan gets a homer! Taken from Sam Hood's news photo series, 'Women's interstate baseball played on the University of Sydney's Hockey Field', in about 1932. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=9719

A group of 34 women baseballers outside the Sydney Town Hall on 16 April 1934. Photograph taken by Sam Hood. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=52007

A group of 34 women baseballers outside the Sydney Town Hall on 16 April 1934. Photograph taken by Sam Hood. From the collections of the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales : http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=52007

Two groups of Americans met in Sydney in 1928: all-girl jazz band the Ingenues and the Stanford University baseball team. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales:  http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153809

Two groups of Americans met in Sydney in 1928: all-girl jazz band the Ingenues and the Stanford University baseball team. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153809

Two groups of Americans meet in Sydney in 1928: all-girl jazz band the Ingenues and the Stanford University baseball team. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales:  http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153809

Two groups of Americans meet in Sydney in 1928: all-girl jazz band the Ingenues and the Stanford University baseball team. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153809

Victorian representative baseball team playing in Sydney, 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales:  http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676

Victorian representative baseball team playing in Sydney, 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676

Baseball team from the Peters ice cream factory, Sydney, 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676

Baseball team from the Peters ice cream factory, Sydney, 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676

An enthusiastic crowd gathers to watch a baseball game - possibly between workplace teams - in Sydney in the 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676

An enthusiastic crowd gathers to watch a baseball game - possibly between workplace teams - in Sydney in the 1930s. Sam Hood Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: http://www.acmssearch.sl.nsw.gov.au/search/itemDetailPaged.cgi?itemID=153676


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